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For Doc Martin fans:

Just a casual observation. Is it just me our does the show portray the police as total wimps and comic relief?

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For Doc Martin fans:

Just a casual observation. Is it just me our does the show portray the police as total wimps and comic relief?
I think it is a british comedy thing. British shows either make police comic relief or brilliant observers and detectives. I like both, but the policeman in Doc Martin is a bit too stupid to be working alone.

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Little Britain (I mean… “Britain, Britain, Britain…we’ve had running water for over ten years, an underground tunnel that links us to Peru, and we invented the cat!” LOL!)

Absolutely Fabulous (I <3 AbFab so hard!)

The IT Crowd (I <3 Moss!)

Burnistoun (I think the Scottish accents were the real draw…getting all tingly just thinking about it!)

Broadchurch

Being Human

Miranda

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Had a Netflix marathon this past weekend. Found a British/Irish (well, lots of Irish characters in it) series called Peaky Blinders. Strange name but damn good show. About post WW1 organized crime family that starts small and ends up being on of Great Britons biggest crime family's.

It is on the dark side and quite violent. My only complaint is historical accuracy. They take a lot of creative license.

Still very good and highly recommended.
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Ok this is one show I need to track down. The Brits certainly can do the dark side well. Normally tied to the story, not just cheap thrills.

Surprised it is violent though, not many British shows do that. More often it is just a dark suggestion.

This is part of the reason I like British shows. Their suggestions are more evocative than showy special effects, same reason I like radio plays.

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If you haven't seen it already, check out 'Friday Night Dinner'
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If you haven't seen it already, check out 'Friday Night Dinner'
This reminded me of 'Dinner for One', brilliant slapstick comedy, most repeated TV spot ever, shows every News Years Eve here,
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I'm going to reply on my own thread!

Had a Netflix marathon this past weekend. Found a British/Irish (well, lots of Irish characters in it) series called Peaky Blinders. Strange name but damn good show. About post WW1 organized crime family that starts small and ends up being on of Great Britons biggest crime family's.

It is on the dark side and quite violent. My only complaint is historical accuracy. They take a lot of creative license.

Still very good and highly recommended.
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Sorry Personal. I actually wrote down everyone's suggestions. I just found it by accident before I got that far down on the list.
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Ok this is one show I need to track down. The Brits certainly can do the dark side well. Normally tied to the story, not just cheap thrills.

Surprised it is violent though, not many British shows do that. More often it is just a dark suggestion.

This is part of the reason I like British shows. Their suggestions are more evocative than showy special effects, same reason I like radio plays.
Oh, lots of dark suggestion. Not as graphic as American TV but for a Brit show I was a bit surprised. The one where a gang used pliers to pull a guys teeth out before execution got to me.

But you are spot on with your analogy.

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i like crime Dramas and some of my favorites were not mentioned. Rosemary and Thyme, it really helps if you at least like gardening. I also enjoyed the Canadian series Flashpoint, which is no longer streaming on Netflix but is included with amazon Prime. But the series kind of lost it's way in the last season. I would skip the final season myself.
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Sorry Personal. I actually wrote down everyone's suggestions. I just found it by accident before I got that far down on the list.
Don't be sorry, I'm just glad you have enjoyed it.

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Depends what you're into.

Outrageous Brit comedy: The League of Gentlemen. Warning it's rather UKish and made for local people.

There's a rather dated horror(?) show aimed at younger people called "Children of the Stones" and another called Sapphire and Steel (ignore the quirky annoying intro) it's sort of for mid teens (NOT for younger folk). It might be a bit dark and sophisticated for US viewers, but has been known to give people nightmares for decades.

And as mentioned earlier Torchwood, a bit more grown up Doctor Who.
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Anyone ever see Ballykissangel? I enjoyed that show. I'm a sucker for the accents of the United Kingdom.

I have to admit that I do use closed captioning for some shows. The main characters in Broadchurch were perfectly understandable, but some of the minor characters were pretty tough to decode.
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Anyone ever see Ballykissangel? I enjoyed that show. I'm a sucker for the accents of the United Kingdom.

I have to admit that I do use closed captioning for some shows. The main characters in Broadchurch were perfectly understandable, but some of the minor characters were pretty tough to decode.
I admit I do the same. I also found it very useful to bookmark an online American english to proper Queens english translation guide. When I first started watching British shows, I was like what the hell is a pram?
What is a tosser? Did that help. Now I can converse proper Queens english with the best of them (minus the cool accent).

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